Warganet Latah Selling Selfie Photos of E-KTP as NFT, Here’s Kominfo’s Response. Hey guys~

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Twitter account calls people selling selfie ID photos as NFT


After the viral name of Ghozali Everyday, a young Indonesian who earned billions from the NFT business in the form of selfies or selfies, now Indonesians want to do the same thing. Many people are finally tired, flocking to follow in Ghozali’s footsteps with selling selfies as NFT products. Unfortunately, it turns out that there are people who sell photos selfie along with e-KTP as an NFT product through OpenSea.

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The information was uploaded by one of the Twitter accounts that uploaded a screenshot of the sale of the selfie ID on OpenSea. The phenomenon of selling photos selfie The KTP as an NFT product at OpenSea has also received the attention of the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo).

A number of Indonesians flocked to sell photos selfie KTP as an NFT product on OpenSea

Twitter account calls people selling selfie ID photos as NFT on OpenSea | Credits: Twitter

Ghozali Everyday’s success in earning billions of rupiah after he sold his selfies was apparently followed by many Indonesians. Unfortunately, there are many people who do unwise actions where they instead sell selfie ID cards as NFT products and sell them on OpenSea.

This then went viral after one of the Twitter accounts uploaded a screenshot of the NFT product in the form of a selfie photo of the community’s ID card. In the description of the photo, the account owner regrets the actions of the public who seem to sell personal data just for the sake of money.

Cursed are the lazy people who turn Opensea into a trash can, NFT, which is supposed to make art creators prosperous, has instead turned it into an “important cuan” field with garbage. Crypto!” wrote the account, quoted from Twitter on (16/01).

After going viral on social media, the public’s act of selling the selfie ID card also received a response from Kominfo.

Kominfo’s response to people selling photos selfie KTP as NFT product

Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate

Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate | Credit: Instagram @johnnyplate

Kominfo responded to the phenomenon of selling selfie KTP photos as NFT products. The issues highlighted by Kominfo regarding this phenomenon are the protection of personal data and data misuse.

Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate said that his party had ordered his staff at the Ministry of Communication and Information to oversee the operational activities of platforms that facilitate NFT transactions.

“And will coordinate with the Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Agency (CoFTRA) as the authorized institution in managing crypto asset trading,” said Johnny, quoted from Kompas.com, on (16/01).

Johnny also emphasized that all electronic system (PSE) operators both at home and abroad that can be accessed in Indonesia, including the NFT transaction platform, OpenSea, must comply with the principles of personal data protection. In addition, PSE is also required to ensure that platformit does not facilitate the dissemination of content that violates the laws and regulations which are in accordance with Law (UU) Number 11 of 2008 concerning Information and Electronic Transactions and its amendments, and its implementing regulations.

Kominfo appeals for the public not to commercialize personal data, which is feared that data misuse may occur

Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate

Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate | Credit: Instagram @johnnyplate

The Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate also asked the public to use the NFT platform intelligently, namely not to spread and commercialize personal data. The Menkominfo’s appeal is related to the fear that there will be a risk of misuse of personal data by irresponsible parties.

“People who use the NFT transaction platform, I ask not to share and sell their personal data, either in the form of photo ID cards, selfies with ID cards, and other related personal data on the NFT platform,” said Johnny.

“Because there is a risk of misuse of personal data by other parties in the form of fraud, unauthorized use of identity, and other risks,” Johnny added.

Furthermore, Johnny emphasized that the Ministry of Communication and Informatics will take strict action against users of the NFT transaction platform who trade personal data belonging to others and or display personal data belonging to other parties irresponsibly or without the owner’s rights.

The Ministry of Communication and Informatics will coordinate with the Police to take legal action for the user. Hopefully SoHip here won’t be careless to sell photos selfie together with ID cards to be sold as NFT, yes. Isn’t it scary, if your personal data gets scattered and even has the potential to be misused?

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